Press Release ● Jobs and Economy
For Immediate Release: 
August 1, 2013
Contact Info: 

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill:

“I was deeply disappointed to see that Senate Republicans voted nearly unanimously to block consideration of the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill today, even while a bipartisan majority of senators voted to move forward with the bill.  This is the same type of extreme partisanship we have witnessed from many Republicans in the House.  With the end of the fiscal year fast approaching – and few legislative days left to complete our work – Republicans must be willing to compromise.  When we return in September, I hope Republicans will set this partisanship aside and work with Democrats to create jobs, fund the government, and ensure America is able to pay its bills.”